MUMBAI, Dec 14 – Boeing has appointed Pratyush “Prat” Kumar as president of Boeing India effective today. He joins Boeing with significant business leadership experience and insights into the Indian market, having served in senior executive positions at GE
Transportation since 2003.
Kumar succeeds Dinesh Keskar, who earlier this year returned to Boeing Commercial Airplanes in a senior Sales leadership role, said Boeing in a statement.
As the company’s senior in-country leader, Kumar is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Boeing India strategy, it said.
He will coordinate business activities; align priorities; expand Boeing’s presence; and develop, maintain and enhance local relationships and in-country partnerships with India’s business and government stakeholders.
“Prat has a distinguished business career and brings considerable experience and success in the Indian market to Boeing,” said Shep Hill, President of Boeing International and Senior Vice-President of Business Development and Strategy.
“Prat will focus on growing our business and will build on Dinesh Keskar’s outstanding accomplishments as president of Boeing India,” he added.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defence, space and security systems.
The company employs more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries.